Meet the Owner

I am a third generation horticulturist, who loves working with people, and making properties better. I grew up in East Tennessee, and began my career in this industry at the age of twelve working in my family’s florist and greenhouse business. I earned a degree in horticulture from Haywood College in 1979, and worked for a few years in the greenhouse industry after that.

In 1985 I launched Advanced Landscape Services with one other employee besides myself and one truck.  I get excited when I get the opportunity to make a property better, with plants, hardscapes and lighting. I truly enjoy the entire process of consulting with the customer, preparing the design, and communicating and implementing the project. It is more than just a job to me: transforming a property and seeing a client excited with the end result is very rewarding.. I believe that the most important thing in any transaction is integrity, and I always try my best to do what I say I will do.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, golfing and boating. I am on the Board of Directors for the local homeless shelter, MATS. I am also an active member First United Methodist Church and I am involved with the local Emmaus community.